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Early Years Education Foundations

  • Staff Development
  • Lucy Mills
  • 45 Mins
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Skill Level

Unqualified Professionals


45 Mins


1 Files

Streaming Content

6 Videos


This class is all about helping you along your learning journey and to provide some tried and tested strategies to make it through your qualification. Qualifying in the early years is by no means an easy feat and having a little bit of advise and support can go along way. That's why Lucy (who's recently been in your shoes!) has put together this class full of hints and tips to provide you with some practical solutions for dealing with the stresses and obstacles you may face during your qualification.

Skills you'll learn

Lesson Content

1. Learning Styles


Understanding how you learn best is so important for setting yourself up for success. In this lesson Lucy covers the 4 main learning styles and provides a detailed overview of the learner profiles associated with each style to help you find what works best for you!

2. Managing Your Time


Being able to effectively manager your time is a major component of successfully navigating a qualification, especially when you're not a full time student! Balancing your work commitments, personal life and studies can be really difficult, which is why effective time management is so, so important!

3. Your Working Environment


The environment you work in can have a major impact on the quality of your work! We all work differently but finding an environment you feel calming and can concentrate best in is so important to allow you to do your very best work.

4. Some Tips & Tricks To Help You Research


Researching any subject can be a daunting task, especially nowhere days with an overwhelming amount of information at your finger tips. However, in this lesson Lucy provides some simple strategies to help you can the most out of your time researching.

5. How To Get Through Your Exams


Sitting exams can put the fright into anyone, which is why in this lesson Lucy provides some hints and tips to get you through your final exams! With some simple revision strategies and some reassuring words Lucy has all you need to make it through and achieve your qualification.

6. Asking For Help


Having a strong support network around you can really help during difficult moments and to help you throughout your qualification. Sometimes just asking for help and talking to someone can make all the difference!

Meet your teacher

Though still relatively new to the world of early years I can honestly say it's become such a passion and I'm so happy I made the decision to join such a fulfilling and rewarding career. In the rush of our busy daily routines we can sometimes forget how amazing it is to see the young children under our care develop and mature throughout their early childhood. However, it is so important that we get the early childhood education right! That's why I joined the Early Years Network to help and inspire those just like me who work with young children everyday and want to make a difference.

'Take control of your child's learning.'

We signed up to The Early Years Network after loosing confidence in our child's previous setting and wanted to gain a better understanding around early years development and how our child should be learning. To say The Early Years Network completely changed our outlook of early years is putting it lightly! We'd highly recommend any new parents to sign up and take an active role in their child's learning during the early years period.

Class FAQ'S

Are all the Network Classes included in my monthly price?

Regardless if you are a standard user or a corporate user, your membership grants you access to our entire collection of Network Classes so you can begin your educational journey with us today without any limitations.

Are there quizzes on the platform?

The Early Years Network is all about meaningful learning that will transform the way you interact with and educate young children, not attempting to fill your head with information for the sake of a quick superficial quiz.

Are videos available in different languages?

Unfortunately for the time being videos are only available in English, but maybe one day...

Can I access The Early Years Network if I don't have an early years qualification?

YES! Content on The Early Years Network has been created for people interested in early years regardless of age, experience or academic background. We have something for everyone whether you are a childminder, parent/carer or an early years professional.

Can I download the videos?

No, all videos are only accessible to stream online and require an internet connection in order to access the platform and watch the content.

Can I only access The Early Years Network on a computer?

Absolutely not, The Early Years Network has been optimised to be used on any device from your mobile phone to your tablet! Our flexible approach to learning embraces any and all types of device so you can learn anytime, anywhere!

Is The Early Network an accredited institution?

Whilst The Early Years Network is not an accredited body we do offer skill-based learning helping people transform knowledge and theory into meaningful change and improvement to their practice, environments and curriculum. Our Network Courses are created and hosted by leading experts within their academic fields, and upon completion of each course learners will be provided with a certificate to evidence their achievement.

Is there a minimum subscription time?

Of course not! You're free to cancel your membership whenever you like.

What is The Early Years Network?

We are a learning and development platform dedicated to the magical world of early years! We cover a wide range of topics, from child brain development to the importance of safeguarding and child wellbeing, through high-quality and immersive video content.

What subjects are covered on The Early Years Network?

We cover everything Early Years from ‘Cognitive Development Theories’, to the science behind play and even how to build the best rocket ship out of cardboard (you won't want to miss that video!). If you can think of a topic in early years we've probably got a video on it!

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